Tuesday, 27 October 2009

//.html.FEEDBACK.co.uk?

After a 3 HOUR delay, we finally got round to our feedback/crit sesh with Tom and Mike. A simple case of “show and tell” infrount of a group of about 10 students and both of the Web design Tutors. It was good to see what other people had managed to create within the same time period.

From the feedback we came to the conclusion that the level of completion of the site overall was fine. My links are working and my site is easy to navigate.

The main problem was with the way I had cropped my images, maybe I should reduce the levels of “white space” around the images. I didn’t know this was possible, so I just created a slice in fireworks that would accommodate any size, shape or orientation of image. By removing the white space around my images (by cropping them) it will help with the visual continuity of the site. Making the images appear more like they are placed on top of the folder as apposed to totally separate (on a white background).

Can you say "WEB-SITE"

Before starting this project most people seemed to just assume I have some sort of innate ability to construct websites ?? ? I think I must give out that dorkish vibe that says, "I can do websites me"; this could not be further from the truth, despite my glasses and poor upper body strength. Until quite recently I couldn’t even imagine finishing a website of my own.

We have all been set a huge task, and very little time to do it in. I found the learning curve brutal. Like most people I have had literally no past experience with Dreamweaver or Fireworks. Overall I am immensely proud of what I have been able to achieve. I assumed I would be spending my time staring into endless reams of "CODE".... well their was a little bit of code editing but not too much. I am also grateful for the endless patience of the tutors, technicians and several of my peers (Ant Tran and Joe Cox just to name a few)

OVERALL

1. Gained some great new skills. (Dream weaver and Fireworks)

2. Gained a Website.

3. Had Very little sleep.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

pritty, pritty pritty poor.


WEBSITE = DONE
ANIMATION = HALF DONE (1 WEEK TO GO)
BOOK PROJECT = ALMOST NONE EXISTENT
Am now slightly pooing em because i have very little ready to show for what is supposed to be our "final crit" of the project. Once again my piss poor time management skills have left me with what feels like massivly unattainable goals of making my 8 page book and finnishing my animation project with the space the space of a week.

Thursday, 15 October 2009




did a phew more home page designs.

this is just a very rough idea, the titles would all be hand drawn, and when you click/hoverover an image it will open it up full size in a light box,
i think i will use this one as my new home page maybe.... then when you click on PERSONAL/PHOTOGRAPHY/FREELANCE. it will take you to a page that looks like the one above..... using the old folder idea within the new textured paper..?


DOG MEAT.



A little bit of Experimental Image making. replaced the dogs faces with photographs of various meats.
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/06/100-beautiful-free-textures/

Some Beautifully Textured Websites.

http://www.bridge55.com/
http://jobs.webdesignerwall.com/
http://www.helmy-bern.cz/
http://rockatee.com/
http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/
http://www.lanikaiproperties.com/
The Albion Group

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

If a Lion could speak, we could not understand him.


Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Web-schite - New title.




Hand Drawn lettering, development/
Reduced the number of options for each section. still not fully sure about the hand drawn lettering???

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Some 1st year Type.

Typographic Interpretation of a Spice Girls song.
2 colour, type project for an "A2Z book cover"

RVI

Some quick sketch of various dismembered appendages.

a very fast drawing of an hand.